How to Fix Knitting Mistakes: 17 Types of Knitting Mistake Fixes

Learn everything you need to know about fixing knitting mistakes in this exclusive FREE eBook.Knitting becomes a much more pleasurable experience when you can fix your own mistakes. I worked in a yarn shop for a while, and I can't tell you how many customers came in with their knitting at a complete standstill because they had dropped a stitch, added a yarn over, or made some other mistake.

We offered a class called Oops!, which was one of our most popular courses. Knitters told us that they felt liberated after the class was over, and I can't tell you how many a-ha moments I witnessed! I want you to be able to have the same experience as the knitters in the Oops! class, so I put together a free ebook: A Guide to Fixing Knitting Mistakes for All Knitters.

We’ve often seen knitters who make a mistake in their knitting and don’t know how to fix it. They inevitably end up putting their project aside and either starting another one, or taking a break from knitting altogether. We want you to be able to keep on knitting, so we put together this incredible free guide, showing you some common fixes that every knitter should know about.

All of us need some knitting help every once in a while! You’ll learn how to pick up a dropped stitch, how to undo knitting, and all sorts of other knitting fixes. Have you heard of frogging? It’s simply ripping out your knitting. The term came about because some funny knitters said "Rip it, rip it" while they were unknitting, and they sounded like frogs saying "Ribbit!"

Almost every knitter has taken a trip to the frog pond, but here at Interweave, we think it’s important to know how to fix knitting mistakes without ripping out your entire project. Fix mistakes like a pro when you download your eBook!

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Here are the types of knitting mistake fixes you’ll learn:

Tools to Help You Fix Knitting Mistakes

You’ll need to have a few tools and notions on hand to fix your knitting mistakes. These are things you probably have in your knitting bag already but it never hurts to double-check. Such tools and notions include crochet hooks, stitch markers, tapestry needles, waste yarn, and small-double pointed needles.

Fixing Basic Knitting Mistakes

You’ll learn about:Learn how to fix knitting mistakes in this free guide.

  1. Laddering-Down methods for fixing stitch mistakes;
  2. Unknitting, or “tinking,” undoing each new stitch from the right needle and returning the old stitch to the left needle;
  3. Rip Out Rows by using a smaller-gauge needle than the one you’re knitting with and picking up one loop of every single stitch across the row;
  4. Pick Up a Dropped Edge Stitch using the large loop that’s extending from the edge above a small loop below which the knitted edge is intact;
  5. Fix a Split Stitch ;
  6. Prevent and Fix Twisted Stitches by paying attention to stitch orientation on the needle;
  7. Fix an Added Yarn Over if you accidentally add more stitches ; and
  8. Prevent Working the First Stitch as Two Stitches where the working yarn is pulled over the needle at the end of the row—front to back—instead of under the needle.

Fixing Mistakes in Circular Knitting

You’ll learn about:Learn how to fix circular knitting mistakes in this free eBook.

  1. Fixing a Twist After the Fact where you have a twist in your cast-on; and
  2. Preventing Ladders when Using DPNs where you are plagued by columns of loose stitches between the last stitch on needle and the first stitch on the next.

Fixing Mistakes in Colorwork

You’ll learn about:Learn how to fix knitting mistakes in colorwork knitting projects with this FREE eBook.

  1. Preventing Tangles in Yarn by always stranding the right-hand yarn over the left-hand yarn and vice versa;
  2. Preventing Puckers in Stranded Knitting, which involves stitches puckering if the strands are pulled too tightly across the back;
  3. Preventing Jogs in Striped Knittingto make smoother strips; and
  4. Fixing Mistakes with Duplicate Stitch when you accidentally knit a stitch in the wrong color.

Fixing Other Knitting Mistakes

You’ll learn about:Learn how to fix other knitting mistakes in this FREE eBook.

  1. Placing a Lifeline into the work so that if an error is encountered, it is easy to rip back to that point;
  2. Fixing a Mis-Crossed Cable by laddering down; and
  3. Swiss Darning to fix small holes or weak spots in your knitting.

We’ve searched through so many ways to fix your knitting mistakes, and we put our favorite techniques into a free eBook, just for members of Knitting Daily. With 17 techniques in all, you’ll soon be fixing your mistakes like a pro. Download this free guide, print it out, and keep it in your knitting bag. You’ll never wonder how to fix knitting mistakes again!

With a mix of fixes and prevention tips, you'll gain the knowledge and confidence to fix your own mistakes. No more running to your local yarn shop in a panic!

Download your copy of A Guide to Fixing Knitting Mistakes for All Knitters right now! I suggest you print it out and keep it in your knitting bag. You'll be ready to fix just about any mistake that you might make.

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7 Comments

  1. Tammy H at 5:18 pm May 8, 2017

    I’m clicking on the link but the free e-book isn’t there, I’m taken to a page for 200 free patterns. How do I get the ebook?

    • oricaleyez . at 12:15 am May 9, 2017

      I said the exact same thing. although I was logged into the site, I was still unable to download this . Very disappointed. : (

      • Tiffany Warble at 9:49 am May 9, 2017

        At the moment we don’t have the login connected with these pages due to technical limitations. I apologize for all the frustration but please know we’re continuing to work out better ways for this process. In the mean time since you have an account, I will send you a link to the page directly. Look for that from me shortly!

        Best,
        Tiffany
        Interweave Web Team

    • Tiffany Warble at 9:47 am May 9, 2017

      The free eBooks are now all found in the central knitting library, you’ll get access to all of them once you enter your email. Let me know if I can be of any further help in this process!

      Best,
      Tiffany
      Interweave Web Team

    • Brenda B at 2:42 pm May 9, 2017

      Tried to down load the free e-book How to fix knitting mistakes, it would not download. Sent me to 200 free patterns

  2. Elke A at 6:34 pm May 8, 2017

    There is no link for this. Can’t download anything. Please supply link.
    Thanks

    • Tiffany Warble at 9:53 am May 9, 2017

      I apologize for all the frustration but please know we’re continuing to work out better ways for this process. In the mean time since you have an account, I will send you a link to the page directly. Look for that from me shortly!

      Best,
      Tiffany
      Interweave Web Team

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